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Alaska Science Forum: Earth's coldest spot is not in Alaska, a foreign substance in the Bay Area.Scambos noticed the unearthly temperatures while looking at data from remote sensing satellites, including the new Landsat 8, launched last February. The satellite orbits over Antarctica (and Alaska...
Unmanned aircraft industry takes off in Alaska

...My boss, Sherron Perry, saw a niche for airborne remote sensing so we're approaching it in two ways: manned and unmanned remote sensing. Part of our DA42 is the manned portion of that...
My Turn: Express concerns about local flightseeing noise

...but we must weigh the negative impacts from flightseeing activities against the quality of life for our residents. Everett Hinkley of Juneau is an aerial photographer and remote sensing expert who enjoys hiking, fishing and kayaking.
Governor urges researchers to aid in resource development

...can be used to detect oil deposits and could also assist in gathering information for offshore drilling. Murkowski and commissioners also were interested in other uses of remote sensing, from monitoring forest fires to wildlife counts.
Redoubt sparks lightning studies

...11 local seismic stations, two infrasound arrays and two radar stations. Other data is being recorded by webcam, remote sensing, gas flights, direct observations and sampling. According to Guengerich, thousands of individual segments of a...
Crowd counts a game nobody wins

...that can really irk a scientist such as Farouk El-Baz, the Boston University professor who heads the Center for Remote Sensing. This man knows his stuff: He helped map the surface of the moon for the Apollo 11 mission. He laughed, not too...
Good memories keep solo hiker going strong a graduate student and research assistant working toward a doctorate in geography. His area of study is the "remote sensing of glaciers and ice sheets." He grew up in Nebraska, earned his undergraduate degree in computer engineering at...
When volcanoes awaken in Alaska

...eruption-with a spate of earthquakes or tremors, for example. So how do scientists know one is happening?With Pavlof, remote sensing tipped them off first. A satellite weather station showed temperatures of 60 degrees Celsius (140 degrees Fahrenheit...
UAF awarded $4.6M for geothermal study

...Alaska Center for Energy and Power. They will use remote sensing to identify potential geothermal resources throughout...funds through the state Renewable Energy Fund. The remote-sensing technique is being used for volcano research. Data...
Tracking the lives of glaciers

...continental margin. "The more often you go to Glacier Bay, the more you can learn. Yes, you can use computers and remote sensing to measure and model, but it is the direct observation that validates the models," Lawson said. "Every day in...


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